Wetherspoon is to start development work on two new pubs in the coming weeks.

The pub company is to spend a combined £6.6m on building the pubs, in Northallerton and Headingley, Leeds.

Northallerton will open in March 2021, while Headingley in April 2021.

More than 125 new jobs will be created at the pubs.

Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson said: “We are delighted that development work is due to begin soon.

“We believe both pubs will be assets to their respective areas and hopefully act as a catalyst for further investment.

“We are confident that both pubs will appeal to a wide range of people.”

Wetherspoon is also developing Keavan’s Port, its pub and 89-bedroom hotel in the centre of Dublin.

The pub and hotel is costing 21m euros to develop and is set to open in the near future.